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Jan 20, 2010 7:00am EST
! >> reporter: republican scott brown described his momentum-fueled victory as a warning shot t washington and the democrats in charge. >> when there's trouble in massachusetts, rest assured, there's trouble everywhere, and they know it. >> reporter: first to feel that sting was democrat martha coakley, who tumbled from being seen by voters as inevitable to out of touch in just days. >> there will be plenty of wednesday morning quarterbacking. >> reporter: heartbroken, she said, coakley sealed herself for the democrats blame game. >> i know how hard we worked. >> reporter: among her thank yous, a wincing reminder for democrats that her defeat is the president's, too. >> he just called me before i went on stage to say that we can't win them all. >> reporter: president obama's 11th-hour stump for coakley put his own political wattage on the line, and he took a few shots at brown's often seen pickup truck. >> i think long and hard about getting in that truck with martha's opponent. it might not take you where you want to go. >> that'sefinitely a guy's truck. >> reporter: mr. obama called to c
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Jan 9, 2010 7:00am EST
along the river gorge separating oregon and washington state sending a tv reporter and colleague tumbling. >>. >> i almost missed my mother's funeral. >> reporter: 18 hours late after numerous delays including snow drifts. >> we were on this train eight hours waiting for the snow blower to come. that was the train from hell. that was a nightmare. >> similar frustration affected the not so friendly skies. hundreds of flights were canceled since thursday. back on the ground, resident his their hands and shovels full from a storm that companied a record 10 inches of snow. what might have been a nuisance for homeowners was a business for work crews. >> we were working from 10 to 20 hour when is it snows. this driveway took about five minutes to do with the proper equipment. >> here in atlanta it's not the snow, but the ice. unfortunately temperatures are not expected to go above freezing for 24 to 36 hours and then we will have to deal with the ice for another day or so. >> crashing cars and falling reporters. you have all of it. thank you very much. is there rein sight? bill, good m
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Jan 30, 2010 7:00am EST
polls showing a public fed up with gridlock in washington, the lack of bipartisanship is fast becoming a partisan issue. >> i can look you in the eye and say we have not been obstructionists. >> they didn't send us to washington to fight each other in a political steel cage match to see who comes out alive. >> reporter: republicans began by presenting the president with a booklet of ideas and as many complains mr. obama spent the last year ignoring them. >> multiple times from your administration there have been statements that republicans have no idea of the solutions. >> reporter: other sore spots remain. at the top of the list, jobs and how to create more of them. >> will you consider supporting across the board tax relief. >> reporter: the $787 billion stimulus, target of republican attacks, resulted in two million jobs and hit back at gop critics. >> a lot of you have gone to appear at ribbon cuttings for the same projects you voted against. >> reporter: despite the talk of getting along and bipartisan comedy, there is a desperate struggle for control. many republicans believe in
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Jan 13, 2010 7:00am EST
freezing, the temperatures now in the mid and upper 20s. it's 28 in washington. we do have a few clouds coming through. the first time at 40 or above in 12 days. tomorrow mostly sunny and a bit middler on friday and saturday with temperatus in the 50s on both >>> that your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thanks. still ahead on this wednesday morning, we'll have much more on recovery efforts under way in haiti. and then we're going to switch gears and talk about conan o'brien's decision not to accept a move for a new time slot. what all of it means to the future of late night. but first, thi >>> just ahead this morning, sarah palin blasts the authors of a new book with less-than-flattering things to say about her vice pridential candidacy. hear what she has to say. >>> also ahead, where does conan o'brien go from here? his rejection of theate-night shuffle here on nbc. >>> good morning, it is 7:26 on this wednesday january 13, 2010. in the news for today, as many as 3 million people affected in some way by the powerful earthquake in haiti, that's approximately every person in the
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Jan 13, 2010 7:00am EST
about mr. denzel washington. he's going to join us in a couple of minutes, talk about his new movie. it's called "the book of eli." it's a movie with a very strong message. that's gary alderman, who scars opposite of him. we'll talk to denzel and see what's happening in just a couple of minutes. >> very intense actors. >> no question about it. >>> also this morning, talking about fire, we've got sarah palin already making waves on her first night as a news commentator. we're going to tell you what she had to say. >> okay, a lot to get to, but since you're standing here, that means natalie's over at the news desk with a look at the headlines. hi, natalie. >>> good morning, everyone. global aid agencies are responding to the earthquake in haiti. michelle kosinski is live in the little haiti section of miami. the devastation in haiti is massive. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. right, one extension of the pain that haiti is only beginning to experience this morning reaches here to the strong haitian community in miami, where people are still unable to reach their lived ones there. a
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Jan 13, 2010 9:00am EST
from northern california towards washington. lighter amounts further south and snow across the >> good morning. the weather should be quiet on this wednesday. we will make it up to close to 40 degrees this afternoon, with a mixture of sunshine and clouds. i don't >>> chris, thank you. to the latest in the late-night shuffle. on tuesday, conan o'brien said no thanks to nbc's attempt to move "the tonight show" back half an hour to 12:05 to accommodate jay leno's move. o'brien, who had only been at the helm of "the tonight show" for seven months says he was never given a chance to build up ratings. he said he's absurdly lucky to have gotten paid for what he loves to do. what's next for the comedian? nbc and late night tv, senior editor for "people" magazine. good morning, kate. let's start off with the letter conan wrote yesterday which he addressed to the people of the earth and had to insert humor there given the situation. he writes that shifting "the tonight show" to 12:05 would seriously damage what i consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. that
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Jan 3, 2010 8:00am EST
. no word on suspects or motive. >>> today, services will resume at the southeast washington church where someone opened fire on new year's eve. dozens of people were inside new life praise temple ministries on naylor road in southeast on friday night when the shots rang out. no one was seriously hurt. police are looking further gunman. >>> and expect 30-minute merit train delays starting tonight due to track maintenance. trains will be single tracking on the red line between mental center and grovener metro stations from 8:00 p.m. to midnight skpont blue line from armory and addison road from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. >>> those are a few of the headlines. we'll be back with chuck and the forecast. >>> meteorologist chuck belg bell is in the storm center. i don't think it's been this cold all winter. >> you are correct, eun. it's our coldest morning since march 4th of this year. it's been a long time since we've had a chill quite like this one outside. a live picture from our city camera shows a lot of ice alongside the banks of the potomac river. keep in mind, that ice is not thick en
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Jan 25, 2010 7:00am EST
there. in fact, washington so shaken up that ben bernanke's bid for second term as fed chair is now in jeopardy. after one of the toughest weeks of his presidency, president obama is still on political defense. his latest challenge? getting federal reserve chairman, ben bernanke, confirmed for a second term. >> president obama checked in with the leadership over the weekend and he heard from senator reid, that there's a lot of support for ben bernanke. we're confident that the chairman will be confirmed. >> reporter: but the senate democrats' top vote counter said it's not a done deal and the president will need a significant chunk of republican senators for the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster. >> i still have unanswered questions and many colleagues do. we will need republican support. >> reporr: senate republican leader, mitch mcconnell with david gregory on "meet the press" refused to say if he supported bernanke. >> do you have concerns about his nomination. >> i think he'll be reconfirmed. >> do you have concerns about his nomination? >> some of my members do, but i think he
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Jan 4, 2010 7:00am EST
through the senate. well now he left a little bit early on his way back to washington. he should get there by lunchtime today. because of all the things on his plate, including that terror agenda, tomorrow he's got the big meeting with his security and intelligence teams. i'm told no heads going to roll. there isn't going to be a single person held accountable for now. though when congress weighs in and has congressional hearings, how certain people do at those congressional hearings. whether it's dennis blair, director of national intelligence, janet napolitano or michael lighter, head of the national terrorism center. how they perform could dictate how long they're in their job. this week we'll hear from health care and by friday, new unemployment numbers. so a busy year already kicks off for the president. >> nbc's chuck todd, safe travel home. >>> the military says four u.s. troops were killed on sunday by a roadside bomb in southern afghanistan, the first u.s. combat deaths in afghanistan this year. >>> in china, a highway overpass under construction collapsed on sunday, seven d
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Jan 8, 2010 7:00am EST
, we have some lingering snow showers from washington into montgomery county. here's a potent snow moving east that will unload an additional half-inch of snow there. temperatures are in the upperer 20s to near 30s. >> and it's your birthday and you were just engaged! all right, well, congratulations. >> thank you. >> and if you want to check the weather for your engagement any time of the day or night, go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. >> all right. ever have one of those days, al, where you really need a weekend? >> absolutely. >>> okay, coming up, vegas undercover. our cameras tag along with police to see what really happens in sin city. >>> back now at 7:44. we've all heard the phrase what happens in vegas stays in vegas. well, nbc's chris hansen is pulling back the curtain on what really happens in sin city on "dateline." >>> it's the vegas few people see. for the last year, "dateline" has been undercover behind the scenes as police in vegas couct elaborate surveillance. one is a storefront where they try to lure in crooks and felons seeking to steal go
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Jan 1, 2010 7:00am EST
private industry and not enough of it was spent. still a lot bottlenecked in washington for no reason. >> so we don't need another stimulus package? >> no. we need that money freed. if they would let that money come to the american people and we had a transportation bill, which was sat on all 2009, we'd do fine. >> so many people suffered last year -- no jobs, double-digit unemployment. do you expect to see that come down significantly this year? >> i think that over time it will. nothing is being done right now to put a lot of people to work. how about this. th firings are done. that's about as hopeful as i can be. >> you think the firings are done? >> the firings are done. >> but we're talking unemployment now, people getting back to work. there are no jobs as you -- >> i do not see that happening for the first half of 2010. i do believe the second half we will start seeing numbers go down in unemployment. i know that doesn't sound hopeful enough for most people, but it is realistic. >> is there any chance that 2010 or 2010, whatever we're going to call it, that this is going to be
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Jan 10, 2010 8:00am EST
for more scrutiny of pay from washington as well as officials who demanded the banks disclose details about their bonus payments. >>> three of the seven cia workers killed by a suicide bomber in afghanistan have been laid to rest. hundreds turned out for services in massachusetts, ohio and washington state saturday. the cia workers were killed in an ambush by an al qaeda operative acting as an informant. >>> police in milwaukee this morning are looking for the person who threw a molotov cocktail at a gas station attendant. the masked man was aiming for the clerk but narrowly missed a customer. see that? no one was hurt. police say the motive wasn't robbery but retaliation for the recent arrest of a robbery suspect at that very same gas station. >>> finally, have you had enough of that christmas fruitcake? well, in one colorado town it's an annual tradition to toss and play football with the fruitcake nobody wants. contestants were judged on distance, accuracy and catching. yeah, it's the 15th year of tossing that traditional treat. that's the news. now back to lester, jenna an
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Jan 22, 2010 7:00am EST
leads to some of the very business in washington that a lot of people are so unhappy about. >> what have you got coming up on "meet the press" this sunday? >> two important exclusives. valerie jarrett will join us, senior adviser to the president, as well as mitch mcconnell, the leader of the republicans in the senate, to talk about the way forward, the president's state of the union address and his second year. >> david gregory, thank you very much. >> thanks, meredith. >> scott brown shakes up everything and i can't remember his name. that is not good. >> i'm matt, by the way. >> yeah, oh, that's right. >> let's get a check of the rest of the morning's headlines from a young lady named ann curry. >> it's okay, meredith. good morning. good morning, everybody. >>> in the news this morning, we begin with a number of developments in haiti. the government there says it will relocate 400,000 people whose homes were destroyed in last week's earthquake because of growing fears of disease. and also growing is desperation. at one food desperation point on thursday, chaos as survivors broke
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Jan 2, 2010 7:00am EST
day. no chance of any precipitation in the washington area. 27 at national airport. highs today only into the upper 20s and low 30s. so it will be windy and cold all day long with windchills in the teens. win chills down near zero tonight and back into the teens for tomorrow. it is a bundle-up winter weekend. >> sure is, thanks very much, chuck. >>> coming up on news 4 at 9:00 a.m., we will look at what's ahead for the district. plus, a full hour of news, >> we are back on this saturday morning, january 2nd, 2010. a look at a spirited crowd on this chilly january morning. we will bundle up and head out and join them. inside studio 1 a, i'm amy robach and this is lester holt. >> it was spend, spend, and spend more. the budget realities are setting in like a new year's day hangover. we will show you how to rebalance the family finances. this time of year with the bills. >> should i have bought that? we will look at the crystal ball for 2010 and identify the trends that are likely to emerge on the economy and how we get our information and how we adjust to an aging population. it's a lo
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Jan 19, 2010 7:00am EST
ads. so, coakley made it a point in hers. >> in lockstep with washington republicans. >> reporter: coakley looked like a sure thing to succeed ted kennedy back on primary night, easily beating other democrats. well thought of as the state's attorney general, president obama made that case sunday, and that quickly turned into a coakley ad. >> as attorney general, she took on wall street and recovered millions for massachusetts taxpayers. >> reporter: but coakley appeared less at ease with some of the politics 101 in boston, when she confused a red sox legend with a yankees fan. >> scott brown has curt schilling, okay -- >> and another yankee fan. >> reporter: schilling campaigned for her opponent. >> i am not a yankee fan. >> reporter: to coakley's defense came ted kennedy's widow vicki, who told nbc news there are bigger issues at stake. >> i think when people take the time to reflect on the issues and know what's in their family's best interests, they'll vote for martha coakley. >> reporter: with all the buzz and attention, there has been a lot of outside help coming in. the repu
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Jan 14, 2010 7:09am EST
oath and under new scrutiny. as washington confronted wall street wednesday -- >> people are angry. they have a right to be. >> reporter: -- top executives from bank of america, morgan stanley, jpmorgan chase and goldman sachs admitted some responsibility in the collapse, like risky mortgage deals -- >> we did eat our own cookie and we choked on it. >> reporter: but they acknowledge they were blindsided by the huge drop in the housing market. the execs put most of the blame on the other guys, like the investment firm lehman brothers that went under in 2008. but their banks survived and are back to making profits only after $700 billion in taxpayer bailouts. >> we've paid back 100% of those funds, $45 billion. >> reporter: by repaying taxpayers, banks avoid government limits on executive pay. >> i recommend to the board that i received no bonus in 2009. >> reporter: but that won't satisfy critics, as wall street rebounds with billions in profits. and bonuses are back for many employees, millions to be paid out in the next few weeks. and today, president obama's expected to announce
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Jan 16, 2010 7:00am EST
generate $90 billion. white house and staffers in washington are rushing to reach a compromise on the health care bill. harry reid said negotiators are close to a compromise. at issue, the cost of expanding the program for all states which is a key element of expanding coverage to millions who don't have health insurance. an independent review of the ft. hood massacre said the military remains unprepared to stop threats. they reviewed a look at the shooting spree with hasz an. 13 people were killed. the pentagon should work more closely to identify potential threats, they said. it's a sale that might be out of this world. nasa is selling the space shuttle and once the spaceships are retired. nasa is offering them at a discount. instead of $42 million, you could be the proud owner for $28 million. so far if you can believe this, 20 bids from buyers, mainly museums. you have to wonder how much the shipping would be on something like that. can you get that fedexed? i don't know. now back to amy, karl, and bill. >> fantastic mileage though. >> 10 miles per gallon? >> we have a check of th
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Jan 23, 2010 7:00am EST
outside of washington. you heard a president say that before? this could have been reagan or anybody? >> you know, he seemed to laugh off what happened in massachusetts. how much do you think it rocked his foundation? one year into the presidency. things are -- i'm sure not gas as he hoped they would be at this point. >> lester, you know what i know. it is massachusetts. this is liberal massachusetts. these voters have been voting -- call themselves independent but voting for congress people 20, 30 years consistently. no republicans and conservative republicans. when i talked to politicians up there this week, in boston, they said people have been voting democrat all their lives voted for this guy, the republican guy. scott brown. so it is rocking him. regular working people who drive trucks to work in the morning, feel like the republican candidate is more in tune with them than the democratic president. he wants to get backo the people. >> interested to hear your take on the status of ben bernanke, fed chairman. the senate has a chance to reconfirm him. there's cold feet on that is
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Jan 27, 2010 7:00am EST
markets and housing prices, but also disillusioned with what they are seeing out of washington, both with process and to some extent with substance. >> reporter: in fact, our new poll shows anger at washington spares no one. 93% say there is too much partisan fighting between the political parties. seven in ten say the federal government is not working well. most of the blame goes to republicans and democrats in congress. >> he's going to have to show that he's listened to the american people over the last few weeks and he's not impervious to that message. >> reporter: part of that message is where's the bipartisanship in washington? look for the president to talk about that tonight, to call out republicans to get off the sidelines and to help govern. and what about health care? well, the president will chart a course for the way forward on that, but there's a lot of question marks about that path, and right now, senior advisers say, meredith, the first goal is to get a jobs bill through the congress. >> david gregory, thank you very much. robert gibbs is the white house press secretary.
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Jan 17, 2010 8:00am EST
from washington, d.c., to address the challenges of our economy. we need more discipline from congress and from washington rather than have a congress that is pursuing its wants rather than addressing the nation's needs. >> well, joe, right now the president is going to be pursuing the situation in massachusetts in that senate race with the special election coming up on tuesday, helping fill ted kennedy's seat. what will tuesday's results tell us about the president's ability to push for initiatives through? >> well, i think the tight race there reflects the way politics works. to bring about massive change, which the president is trying to do and will do in health care, creates great controversy. the legislative process is ugly and messy. but i think you'll see within the next couple of weeks the president in the rose garden signing a health care bill that fundamentally changes the way our health care system works. you'll have tens of millions of americans who will get health insurance. they haven't had that. we lose focus on those things when we get into the nitty-gritty of
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Jan 18, 2010 7:00am EST
reflect as frustraon among voters about decisions in washington. so it's taking on a national perspective. and meredith, this one seat is so important, because democrats try to hold on to their 60-seat majority. which is really needed to get anything done in washington. so all eyes are on massachusetts. meredith? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you very much. chris matthews is the host of msnbc's "hardball" and the "chris matthews show." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> given all the president is facing right now, the fact he had to make this special trip to massachusetts, the bluest of blue states, to campaign for a democrat who finds herself in trouble, what does that say about the struggles that the president and his party are facing right now? and is this election at all a referendum on him? >> well, it's a referendum on the health care bill. i think everybody in massachusetts knows when they vote on tuesday, if they vote for scott brown, they're voting to kill the health care bill. that's clear as heck. the only issue that makes it complicated is that even among voters
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Jan 21, 2010 7:00am EST
world away, rebuilding has already begun. in washington state, the schlenbaker family waited in agony for their two adopted children still in haiti. they told their story on "today" last week. >> so, what went through your mind when you heard about this earthquake? >> well, fear and very -- just a lot of turmoil. >> reporter: brett went to haiti himself and found 6-year-old javenski and 8-year-old dajenica. this morning, their family is together in their new home, safe and sound. one adoption organization in the u.s. says that many agencies have been flooded with calls from people wanting to give homes to some of the hundreds of thousands of orphans here now. ann? >> all right, michelle kosinski this morning. michelle, thanks. >>> today, defense secretary robert gates urged pakistan to expand its crackdown on extremists. gates is in pakistan on an unannounced visit to find ways to keep the pressure on the extremists near the afghanistan border. >>> homeland security secretary, meantime, janet napolitano, is in spain meeting with officials about boosting airport security there with ful
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Jan 7, 2010 7:00am EST
washington from connecticut -- but what they're saying to me is we want change, we want something new, and they're really sharing their frustrations. i'm hearing from small businesses all over connecticut, you know, that they are afraid of this economy. they want someone who seems to understand their plight and the fact that, you know, when vince and i first started our business, you know, we were bankrupt. we went bankrupt. we lost our home. we couldn't get any credit. so, i know what that's like. and when i tell that story and i explain to people -- >> you think it resonates. >> -- i walked in your shoes, it does resonate. >> let me ask you to comment on something else. today, john brennan is going to issue a report on the intelligence lapses that led to that failed, but attempted bombing of northwest airlines flight 253 on christmas day. the people's confidence in the system has been shaken. what has to happen immediately, in your opinion, to restore that confidence? >> i think clearly we have to see the results. i mean, the president has to hold people accountable for those lapses. i'm
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Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
could it all meanor washington's political landscape? president obama and much more? we'll talk abouthat in just little while. >>> also ahead, speaking of president obama, he blasted the intelligence committee on tuesday for failing to connect the dots on that aempt pne bombing. in fact, he called the incident a screw-up, this as new video surfaced of a third party crasher showing him walking right through the white house's front doort that now infamous ate dinner. so, ould people be losing their jobs over these debacles? we will get into that. >>> ready to say aww? >> aww! >> tt's right. wel take a lookt the san diego zoo's baby panda, ready to make his public debut, and we've got an exclusive fir look at that little guy. the world is probably going to fall in love wi. >>'m sure. >>> but we begin with thatews out of washington this morning that two democratic senators will retire. nbc'sndrea mitchell is in washington with the very latest andrea, good morning to you. >> good morning, meredith. well, the big news, of urse, that veteran democratic senator chris dodd of connecticut
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Jan 26, 2010 7:00am EST
back to what he promised to bring into washington, which is an era of post-partisansh post-partisanship, bipartisanship, reach out to republicans in a meaningful way, i think republicans would be delighted to work with him, or at least take a page out of the clinton playbook and say the era of big spending, big government is over. he can have two choices -- he can tack to the left or tack to the center and triangulate, and it will be up to president obama for his efficacy of his next year in office. >> remember the old commercial, you never get a second chance to make a first impression? can he really do what margaret is suggesting? >> well, there's no better person in the democratic party to do it. the president has proven to his kbas that he's willing to work with republicans. he's reached out time and time again. their mission is to make sure he fails. they want to waterloo this president. how much more can he put his hand out? so, his base is saying to him, mr. president, you need to go there and accomplish what you set out to accomplish. a lot of talk about cutting the federal budg
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Jan 17, 2010 8:00am EST
bell. it is, indeed, a rainy start in the washington area. a check of live doppler shows the rain moving on in. it's raining hard across much of central virginia. don't expect much improvement from mother nature during the course of your sunday. temperatures right now, in the upper 30s to nosing in on 40 degrees, down toward springfield and triangle. temperatures are going to move very little during the course of the day today. could get between three quarters of an inch >>> now here's jenna. >> all right, janice, thank you. >>> families of the lynn university students still missing in haiti plea for help to find their loved ones. we'll talk with them right after these messages. a diamond-infused sensation. touch of sparkle cream oil body wash from nivea. touch and be touched. wow, that's a low price! i think i'll get him a cart. wow! [ male announcer ] staples has low prices on everything you need for your office. staples. that was easy. love to see kids' spirits shine. superstar and mom, martina mcbride and sunnyd on everything you need for your office. shine on sunny taste. sun
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Jan 28, 2010 7:00am EST
speech, as much about the tenor of the debate in washington as the policy. >> as i'm comfortable and contentious as the debates may become, it's time to get serious about fixing the premtz that are hampering our growth. >> reporter: the president made it crystal clear, he knows what the top issue is for americans. >> jobs must be our number one focus in 2010, and that's why i'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. >> reporter: but there were plenty of other priorities -- financial regulatory reform, energy, climate change, education, trade, deficit reduction, even gays in the military, and of course, health care. >> and by now, it should be fairly obvious that i didn't take on health care because it was good politics. i take my share of the blame for not explaining it more clearly to the american people. >> reporter: the president reiterated his hope that health care reform would pass soon. >> don't walk away from reform, not now, not when we are so close. >> reporter: without mentioning it by name, the president responded to last week's republican upset in massachusetts and voter an
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Jan 31, 2010 8:00am EST
the man intoxicated and armed inside a bank. >>> finally a sad farewell at washington's zoo. a party for the popular 4-year-old panda that leaves thursday for china along with a 4-year-old panda in the atlantic zoo. they were -- atlanta zoo, pardon me. they were both on loan to the u.s. that's the news for now. back to you, lester, jenna and janice. >> the panda is saying the weather has got to be better in china. get me out of >> the sun is out, but it's cold. only 12 degrees at the airport. the morning low is 9. we have a light northwest wind. humanity is going down. we'll -- humidity is going down. highs will be up close to 30, but we'll spend >>> now here's jenna. >>> all right, janice, thank you. now to washington where after trying to ease partisan gridlock, president obama shifts his focus this week to national security and the economy. joining us is moderator of "meet the press" david gregory. good morning. >> hey, jenna, how are you. >> let's start with some headlines. the white house has reversed its decision to hold the trial in new york following opposition both from new
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Jan 5, 2010 7:00am EST
day attempted bombing of a detroit-bound flight. nbc's pete williams is in washington with the latest. pete, good morning to you. >> reporter: meredith, good morning. airports around the world are slowly responding to new u.s. screening rules. they're intended to focus more attention on passengers who are from or traveling through high-risk areas on their way here. cuba's government called the new screening rules antiterrorist paranoia, but airlines there followed them anyway, as they're slowly starting to do at other international airports for flights to the u.s. the rules require pat-downs and physical luggage checks for passengers who are from or traveling through countries considered high risk. >> security does not bother me. i feel like it is for our safety. >> reporter: amsterdam's airport said monday it would buy 60 new full-body scanners. the man accused of the christmas day plot, umar abdulmutallab, flew through amsterdam on his way to detroit. the scanners now in use in the u.s. include software that blurs the image of a passenger's groin and breasts, but given that abdulmut
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Jan 11, 2010 7:00am EST
shock waves through washington, it's called "game change." it has the head of the republican party calling for senate majority leader, harry reid, to resign. nbc's andrea mitchell has details. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the new campaign book could become a political game-changer for senate majority leader, harry reid, as republicans ramp up calls for him to resign over a racial comment he made over barack obama. >> america needs change now more than ever. >> reporter: reed, an early obama supporter is in 9 crossfire for revelations in "game change" a recounting of the 2008 campaign. according to the authors, reid made demeaning comments about barack obama. when excerpts of the book leaked over the weekend, reid called the president to apologize. the president issued a statement saying -- most democrats are rallying around reid, who is critical to passage of health reform and the rest of the president's agenda. but republicans say rooi should resign as majority leader. the republican nashl chairman michael steele on "meet the press." >> when democrats get
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Jan 12, 2010 7:00am EST
? >> andrea, thank you very much. andrea mitchell in washington. the man who picked sarah palin to be his running mate, arizona senator john mccain, is on capitol hill after an overseas trip. senator, welcome home. >> thank you, matt. >> a lot to talk about this morning, and i want to start with harry reid. you have worked with him and known him for decades in the senate. you've read the comments he made about barack obama. some democrats are rallying behind him. the president says the book is closed. some republicans are calling for him to resign or at least step aside from his leadership role. what should he do? >> i think that's up to senator reid and the voters of the state of nevada. obviously, his remarks were -- you know, i didn't know those kind of words were still in an american lexicon. and also, by the way, i must comment that it's a stunning double standard as far as the treatment of senator lott, who also made unfortunate and inopportune remarks and the treatment of harry reid by the liberal left. but it's up to harry reid and it's up to the voters of nevada. we've got a lot
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Jan 5, 2010 9:00am EST
chicago above the alcohol limit for pilots. irwin washington of lakewood, colorado, was arrested last november just minutes before his flight. he will be sentenced next month. >>> and the secret service says that there is a third uninvited guest at a white house state dinner in november in addition to tareq and michaele salahi. officials say an uninvited man arrived at the dinner with the indian delegation. the secret service says the man did not get close to the president or the first lady. >>> it is now six minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to matt and al. >> i'll do it quickly. here's al. >> thank you very much. let's take a look, show you what's going on. go to the maps. thank you. jet stream mode! new arctic outbreak coming in. jet stream is well down to the south. even florida, as jeff mentioned, causing some big problems. for today you can see temperatures in the teens and 20s, well below zero up in the plains. for tomorrow, those zero and below readings spread out and start working their way east and south so that by the time >> more of the same as far as the weathe
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Jan 27, 2010 9:00am EST
hearing out of washington they may start to work on the principal that you owe. >> which would be great. >> so, if you're underwater, it will be available to you in the next couple weeks. >> there are a lot of stories about people walking away. >> yes. >> if you don't reduce the principal -- the point is, if you have a home for a $600,000 mortgage, it's worth $300,000, there's nothing they can do to the monthly rate -- >> the only question is when will they? >> i hope so. >> a lot more people will be dealing with that issue. guys, thank you so much. jean chatzky, david bach and carmen wong ulrich. if you have questions for our experts, go to "today" shtodays. we'll try to get to as many as we can next week. >>> now, who's top dog in your house? we're going to count down the five most popular dog breeds in america. aww. a long term struggle needs long term relief. eucerin calming creme. is clinically proven to relieve dry, itchy skin, with 92% of people reporting improved overall skin condition over time. eucerin calming creme. and the gentle cleansing formula of calming body wash. calm,
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Jan 16, 2010 8:14am EST
boundary layer near the ground. 32 degrees in downtown washington. 31 degrees in germantown. 29, falls church. clouds back this afternoon. anywhere from northern new england and that's not bad for this time of year. we want to wish you a happy 8th birthday. who is this little? >> emma. she is months. >> hi! babies love the mikes. let's go back inside to amy. >> here is a road trip you don't hear about every day. seven women from all walks of decided the to ski through antarctica. 560 miles over 38 days in subzero temperatures. this morning, three of them are here in the heldative comfort of our studio to tell us about it. felicity, stephaniend era. felicity, you cofounded this project. 800 women applied to be a part and only seven made the trek. me what the purpose was and why was it so important some. >> i'm lucky enough to be a woman who has made my own choices and we are in the 21st century and a lot of women don't have that option. either through cultural, family or economic pressures. it was important to put together a group of women to highlight what women can and are doin
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Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
meredith vieira. do you hear that noise? >> what is it? >> it's the buzzing in washington with news that two prominent democrats may be leaving the senate. >> it's absolutely true. chris dodd of connecticut and north dakota's byron dorgan both have served in washington for nearly 30 years. they chair some key senate committees, and their departures will have a major impact on both parties for this year's midterm elections. so, what could it all mean for washington's political landscape? president obama and much more? we'll talk about that in just a little while. >>> also ahead, speaking of president obama, he blasted the intelligence committee on tuesday for failing to connect the dots on that attempted plane bombing. in fact, he called the incident a screw-up, this as new video surfaced of a third party crasher showing him walking right through the white house's front door at that now infamous state dinner. so, should people be losing their jobs over these debacles? we will get into that. >>> ready to say aww? >> aww! >> that's right. we'll take a look at the san diego zoo's baby p
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Jan 29, 2010 7:00am EST
tone between democrats and republicans in washington. today he'll extend an olive branch by attending a house republican retreat in baltimore. david gregory, of course, is moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> what's going to be colder, the weather here in new york or that temperature in that room in baltimore? >> i think it's going to be close. it's going to be close. you know, a lot of republicans were not that impressed with the president's speech. they felt that it was partisan, that it was really sharp-edged, and there were a lot of sharp edges in that speech, but the president will show up. he's talked about monthly meetings with republican as well as democratic leadership. and he's going to have some tax cut ideas that republicans will actually like. we'll see where it goes from there, though. >> you talk about that speech. i thought it was interesting to listen to the pundits weighing in after the speech. some said it was either the most conservative speech the president's ever given, others said it was incredibly partisan. does t
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